September 26th, 2010
Is such a property high on your shopping list when looking to buy real estate in Nelson?
If you are looking at an older character home for sale in Nelson, well more central / inner Nelson…….then there’s a few things you show be aware of.
With many older character houses in Nelson, it’s not just the outside that needs to be kept up-to-date, there is also the matter of thoroughly checking the inside too, issues like insulation and electrical wiring being of particular importance.
However any changes to that “outside” will more than likely involve visitations to the local council, who obviously don’t want some modernist take on history to effect what is really Nelsons throwback to its past.
With a view to assisting such home owners, and to aid this, the Nelson City Council produces their……
Residential heritage precinct design guides
…which they describe as thus……
To assist owners of properties located within heritage precincts, Council has developed a series of design guides to ensure developments occur within manner sympathetic to their environment. The guides give a visual description of the precinct and provide ways of adapting and building properties in those areas.
They pay specific attention to the following important heritage precinct areas;
Inner City – click here for PDF
Alton Street – click here for PDF
Dear Cottages – click here for PDF
Fountain Place – click here for PDF
Russell Street – click here for PDF
Seymour Avenue – click here for PDF
Elliott Street – click here for PDF
South Street – click here for PDF
Now if the property you are looking at on the internet is in one of these streets, it might just pay to investigate these links, …………
especially if the property is in any way described as “in need of TLC”, is a “bit tired” or hints at a “do-up.”
RELATED – Nelson City Council website – design guides section